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WASHINGTON News: Monica Elfriede Witt, Former U.S. Counterintelligence Agent Charged With Espionage on Behalf of Iran; Four Iranians Charged With a Cyber Campaign Targeting Her Former Colleagues

Indictment Unsealed as U.S. Treasury Department Announces Economic Sanctions WASHINGTON – Monica Elfriede Witt, 39, a former U.S. service member and counterintelligence agent, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia for conspiracy to deliver and delivering national defense information to representatives of the Iranian government. Witt, who defected to … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Monica Elfriede Witt, Former U.S. Counterintelligence Agent Charged With Espionage on Behalf of Iran; Four Iranians Charged With a Cyber Campaign Targeting Her Former Colleagues

WASHINGTON News: Three Individuals Sentenced to Prison for Their Roles in Bribery Schemes Involving VA Program for Disabled Military Veterans

WASHINGTON – Two owners and an employee of for-profit, non-accredited schools were sentenced during the last two days for bribing a public official at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in exchange for the public official’s facilitation of over $2 million in payments that were supposed to be dedicated to providing vocational training for … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Three Individuals Sentenced to Prison for Their Roles in Bribery Schemes Involving VA Program for Disabled Military Veterans

Washington News: Richland Man, Zayne Kent Barbre Sentenced to 28 Years in Federal Prison for Producing and Distributing Child Pornography

Spokane, Washington – Joseph H. Harrington, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Zayne Kent Barbre, 29, of Richland, Washington, was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty on October 18, 2018, to four counts of Production of Child Pornography and one count of Distribution of Child Pornography. United States District Judge … Continue reading Washington News: Richland Man, Zayne Kent Barbre Sentenced to 28 Years in Federal Prison for Producing and Distributing Child Pornography

WASHINGTON News: United States Files Suit Against Lockheed Martin, Mission Support Alliance, and Lockheed Executive Frank Armijo for Fraudulent Overcharging and Kickbacks

WASHINGTON – The United States has filed suit against Mission Support Alliance LLC (MSA), Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMC), Lockheed Martin Services Inc. (LMSI), and Jorge Francisco “Frank” Armijo for alleged false claims and kickbacks in connection with a multi-billion dollar contract with the Department of Energy (DOE) to support the environmental cleanup at the Hanford … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: United States Files Suit Against Lockheed Martin, Mission Support Alliance, and Lockheed Executive Frank Armijo for Fraudulent Overcharging and Kickbacks

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Keith Johnson Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison For Striking His Brother-In-Law in the Head with a Lug Wrench

Victim Was Hit So Hard That the Lug Wrench Broke In Two Pieces WASHINGTON – Keith Johnson, 49, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for an attack in which he hit his brother-in-law in the head with a lug wrench, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu. Johnson was found guilty … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Keith Johnson Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison For Striking His Brother-In-Law in the Head with a Lug Wrench

WASHINGTON News: New Jersey Residential Loan Company Agrees To Settle Claim It Unlawfully Foreclosed Upon Servicemembers’ Homes Without Obtaining Required Court Orders

WASHINGTON –The Justice Department today announced that PHH Mortgage Corporation (PHH) has agreed to pay $750,000 to six servicemembers to resolve allegations that it violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by unlawfully foreclosing on their homes without obtaining the required court orders. “The brave men and women who serve in our nation’s armed forces … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: New Jersey Residential Loan Company Agrees To Settle Claim It Unlawfully Foreclosed Upon Servicemembers’ Homes Without Obtaining Required Court Orders

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Ronnie Bryant Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Thefts at Hotels and Office Building

Defendant Dresses Professionally, Sneaks Around in Search for Items WASHINGTON – Ronnie Bryant, 54, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to eight years in prison for a series of incidents in which he stole or attempted to steal wallets at hotels and office buildings, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced. Bryant was found guilty by … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Ronnie Bryant Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Thefts at Hotels and Office Building

Washington News: Brian T. Moran Sworn in as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington

Washington – U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran became the chief federal law enforcement officer in the Western District of Washington today, following his confirmation by the U.S. Senate. U.S. Attorney Moran will lead the office of 76 attorneys and 67 professional staff dedicated to prosecuting federal criminal cases, and serving as legal counsel for the … Continue reading Washington News: Brian T. Moran Sworn in as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington